Friday, June 11, 2010
Dark Horse Espresso Bar
Last week, Gabriel and I visited the Dark Horse Espresso Bar on Spadina Ave in Toronto. Located in ChinaTown, the Dark Horse is a modern coffee house that serves up delicious brews in a loft-like setting. Similar to many of the cafes in Amsterdam, the Dark Horse has large communal tables where you are free to read, work, and people-watch as you sip your coffee. Upstairs you can sit in one of the mid-century modern groupings of chairs as you munch on gluten-free cookies or gourmet bran muffins.
For the past 4 weeks I have been eating gluten-free, and my stomach and health has improved ten-fold. It's hard, since I am a bread-lover, but it's definitely worth it. I guess one of the advantages of living in a city is that there is an abundance of gluten-free items to choose from at all restaurants and grocery stores. So far, however, I have had a hard time finding a decent-tasting gluten free bread. Any suggestions?
This weekend I am out of the city, and will be enjoying time with my family out in small-town, Ontario. It's definitely nice to clear my head from the hustle and bustle of the city, and to enjoy the slower pace of life here. When I return to Toronto, however, I will be sure to document the G20 summit, as we are right in the security area.
Enjoy your weekend!